Improve your fitness and help get in shape with the Garmin Forerunner 610: Review

Improve your fitness and help get in shape with the Garmin Forerunner 610: Review

Summary: Garmin's Forerunner 610 is their premier GPS watch, and after testing it for a couple of weeks, I agree it is one of the best. As summer approaches, you may want to consider the 610 and hit the road.

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    Typical view from Garmin Connect site

    Garmin gives you free access to its Garmin Connect website, where your collected data is synced for you to view and use. Unlike the closed system of Nike products, you can export data from Garmin and import it into other services. I use Runkeeper to share my activities with friends, and sync to my Jawbone Up, so I appreciate the openness of the Garmin site.

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    View of history on the 610

    You can set and manage goals, view and set up training plans, schedule runs, and much more on the Garmin Connect website. You can view all of the fine details of your activities to help you track improvements and progress.

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    The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a fantastic GPS watch, and one that I know meets the needs of many people, including some of my friends. I plan to stick with my Motoactv, though, because I like the integrated MP3 functionality. You can find it online for $400 with the heart rate monitor, or $350 without the monitor. DC Rainmaker has some of the most details fitness reviews ever, so I recommend you check out his Garmin Forerunner 610 review when you get a chance, too.

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  • Echo... Echo... Echo

    I find it interesting that there are no comments on this story. either the geeks (and we all are on this site) never exercise or they just don't give a damn about fitness products. lol
    rmillersbs
  • Running with MP3s?

    Not my cup of tea. If you're running on streets or multi use trails, I hope you keep the volume low and use open-air earbuds.
    dwoodeson
  • whats wrong with the iphone?

    What wrong with running with your phone? oh well I started google a bit I found it rather interesting with all the functions these running watches has. just take a look at this one. http://my-gps-online.com/nike-inc/nike-sportwatch-gps-powered-by-tomtom-voltblack/
    pitbull4